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Where are the Women? Building Peace beyond the Negotiating Table

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Author: | Date: October 2014

(Photo Credit: UNAMID via Flickr) October 31st marks the 14th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security. Various efforts have been made to implement the […]

UPDATE: Building Peace Authors Share Struggles and Successes of Fighting Ebola in The Guardian

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Author: | Date: October 2014

(Photo Credit: Purdue Peace Project) We are pleased to announce two Building Peace authors have been published in The Guardian’s Global Development Professionals Network on October 15, 2014. The article, titled “Ebola and […]

Games and Apps that Build Peace

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Author: | Date: October 2014

(Photo Credit: Turning Tables) When I was in Liberia last year, my national colleagues were making fun of me because of my ancient Nokia, compared to their flash phones. I […]

Fighting the Spread of Ebola in a Weak and Poor Governance Structure: A Liberian Peacebuilder’s Perspective

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Author: | Date: September 2014

(Photo Credit: Morgana Wingard, USAID via Flickr) As the Ebola virus spreads throughout Liberia, the effects of bad governance, weak health infrastructure, mismanagement, and greed are manifest as death rates […]

Non-state Actors and Competing Sources of Legitimacy in Conflict-Affected Settings

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Author: | Date: September 2014

In conflict-affected and fragile settings, national governments often lack strong legitimacy and authority across their territories and are often challenged with capacity and infrastructure constraints to deliver the basic services […]

UPDATE: “Conflicts of the Future” Live Sept. 17!

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Author: | Date: September 2014

The Building Peace team is excited to announce the upcoming release of our fourth installment of Building Peace: A Forum for Peace and Security in the 21st Century. The September 2014 […]

Bosnia: Stabilization Stalled in Negative Peace

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Author: | Date: September 2014

Bosnia and Herzegovina is not in a “post”-conflict situation, it is in a post-war situation. The war is over but the conflict continues. The status of Bosnia can best be […]

An Urge to Make a Difference: An Entrepreneur’s Personal Journey for Peace

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Author: | Date: September 2014

War is illogical and devastating. The challenge is to find ways to avoid it. With this in mind, I decided early in 2001 to contribute to meeting that challenge, despite […]

Environmental Peacebuilding: Constructing a More Durable Peace

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Author: , | Date: August 2014

Natural resources are one of a country’s most critical assets for peacebuilding and post-conflict recovery. Land, forests, minerals, oil, water, and other resources are the foundations for rebuilding livelihoods and […]

Tailored Technology for Peace

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Author: | Date: July 2014

It is 7pm and darkness has settled on the small town of Eyl on the Somali coast. Benefiting from the complete absence of light pollution, the starry African sky unfolds […]